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The UT Health East Texas Cardiovascular Institute is a state-of-the-art facility designed by cardiac physicians equipped with the latest in technology, including three catheterization laboratories, two cardiac surgery suites, a dedicated electrophysiology lab and a cardiovascular intensive care recovery unit. With access to the latest imaging tools, research and therapies, the cardiac specialists at UT Health Tyler are committed to improving your access to quality heart care.

The UT Health East Texas Cardiovascular Institute Heart Valve Center combines the expertise of board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons and board-certified cardiologists to offer patients specialized care. This center diagnoses and treats heart valve disease and offers the latest therapies in valve repair and replacement, which provide better outcomes and faster recovery.

We are proud to offer the latest in diagnostic technology for heart problems, including:

  • Calcium scoring – a CT scan to identify calcified plaque in the coronary arteries and determine your risk of heart attack. We offer calcium scoring at the special low price of $75, with a physician referral.
  • Echocardiography – an ultrasound procedure to observe the function of your heart valves and chambers.
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) – a test of the electrical activity of your heart to diagnose arrhythmia and irregular heartbeat.
  • Nuclear stress testing – a form of nuclear medicine used to measure blood flow to your heart while at rest and again while working harder as a result of exertion or medication.
  • Stress echocardiography – an ultrasound imaging test that shows how well your heart muscle pumps blood during periods of rest and exercise.
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) – a procedure that involves inserting a thin tube into your esophagus to obtain very clear images of heart structures and valves.